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Public Affairs Specialists work in government agencies or private companies where they are responsible for promoting services, informing the public, creating informative materials, liaising with the media, and communicating about issues or crisis situations. Employers select resumes highlighting excellent communication skills, presentation and public speaking abilities, writing skills, time management, good judgment and computer proficiency. Based on our collection of example resumes, education requirements include a degree in public relations, journalism or a similar field.

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Public Affairs Specialist

Project Management: Managed media relations and other Public Affairs initiatives across all markets and practices of the benefits and human capital consulting firm. Key accomplishments include:

  • Published internal and external thought leadership pieces on timely industry topics, research
  • Composed speaking proposals for international industry seminars and conferences, with more
  • Created and disseminated press releases and by-lined articles, achieving an earned media value of $1M.
  • Established national and local media connections and created contact databases in the
  • Vetted media inquiries and facilitated expert interviews with major periodicals.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Art And Public Policy
2

Public Affairs Specialist

Wrote more than 60 external and internal blogs for the agency's administrator and other senior officials.

  • Wrote speeches and press releases for agency administration.
  • Developed and led proactive campaigns that reached nearly 2,000,000 people on Twitter.
  • Generated national media coverage for agency events that made big announcements.
  • Expanded agency's press list to include more minority outlets.
  • Represented Public Affairs team at various meetings.
  • Took photos at agency events. Many photos were placed in national publications.
  • Served as editor of agency newsletter, managing a team of 8 employees that produced a publication delivered to 5,000 employees.
  • Received a Secretary's Honor Award for social media outreach.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MA
Public Administration
3

Public Affairs Specialist

Spokesperson for the Department of Defense agency that manages $35 billion in service programs.

  • Authored and edited news releases, background statements, speeches, fact sheets, and brochures for release to national, foreign and defense media.
  • Prioritized and disseminated agency-level press guidance to 33 subordinate public affairs offices on major programs and activities.
  • Responded to daily requests for information from print, radio, and television outlets and facilitated interviews and briefings by senior staff to representatives of the press.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Broadcast Journalism
MA
Communications
4

Public Affairs Specialist

Executed planning through distribution for 100's of print and multimedia projects

  • Developed, launched and maintained award-winning local newscast
  • Trained and developed several junior specialists into competent, self-starting producers
  • Provided positive media exposure for 30+ international operations and exercises
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Political Science
5

Public Affairs Specialist

Created and implemented the organization's first web and social media plan. Directed the complete
redesign, reorganization and re-launch of the public website.

  • Managed, wrote, edited and approved all content posted to public websites. Managed organization's
  • Oversaw community relations efforts of the "Army's Face to the World." Facilitated the design and creation of two new exhibits to be used in venues around the globe.
  • Directed the design and creation of worldwide branding package used on all internal products, printed
  • Performed standard public affairs duties to include special event planning, public meetings,
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Public Relations
6

Public Affairs Specialist

Employed graphic and diagram illustrations of equipment and systematic/technical operations

  • Successfully managed and supervised the health, welfare and training of six military personnel
  • Generated a constant flow of visual information for public release on website
  • Provided strategic direction on how to better communicate with local communities and elected officials
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Art
Photography
7

Public Affairs Specialist

Conceptualized content, wrote and edited copy, oversaw design and photography.

  • Managed production of publications, including newsletters, brochures, magazines and annual reports.
  • Oversaw in-house designers, photographers and printers, as well as freelancers and service bureaus.
  • Initiated media coverage of events and staff via press releases and discourse with reporters and producers.
  • Developed communication plans for hospital events and programs.
  • Wrote grant proposals, appeal letters and collateral materials for development initiatives.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Communication
8

Public Affairs Specialist

  • Completed one-on-one interviews with high ranking military, government officials and dignitaries.
  • Wrote, edited, and placed articles in two magazines and shared work with media sources.
  • Facilitated meetings and prepared presentations for military leaders, family members and media.
  • Coordinated base visits for international dignitaries, government officials and celebrities, paying close attention to safety and comfort.
  • Accountable for all office, administrative, payroll and clerical duties for a company of 200 soldiers for over two years.
  • Supervised and trained as many as 200 soldiers and officers at a time.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Business Management And Marketing
9

Public Affairs Specialist / Peer Career Advisor

Served as mentor to thirteen peer career advisors representing seven colleges.
Assisted senior university officials in marketing strategies, community outreach and rebranding of the University Career Center campus-wide.

  • Facilitated workshops and seminars for a population of 2,500; specializing in networking, career engagement and academic success.
  • Increased the utilization of the university's resources by 20 percent during the 2008-2009 academic year using process improvement.
  • Developed outreach, engagement, and retention campaigns for a student body of 22K in a commuter environment.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Organizational & Corporate Communications
MA
Public Policy
10

Public Affairs Specialist

Supervised and Trained personnel with hands-on experience over radio/television broadcasting, photography, studio production, and video/photo editing procedures for media production.

  • Operated and trained personnel on camera techniques for proper editing and production.
  • Oversaw reports and screening for interviews and broadcasting.
  • Prioritized and kept records of value equipment worth over seven hundred thousand dollars estimated.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
16
years
at this job
C
Occupational Safety And Health Administration Forklift Training (40 Hours)
C
Commercial Drivers License
BA
Logistic Management

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